Dan Brown’s Inferno was the Number One bestseller on Amazon for the year 2013.
The novel was a commercial success but in spite of a major publicity campaign could not match The DaVinci Code. That may all change with the release of the film version scheduled for October 2016, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard.
The hype seems to be beginning agian. On April 27, 2106 after months, yea years of silence, a tweet arrived pointing to Dante’s Comedia.
Timed for that release will be versions of this blog edited for i-Books and Kindle, along with an Illustrated Walk-through Guide to the Florence and Venice in the novel, and a comparison of the film to the text.
The journey has begun once again with puzzles, symbols, art and architecture, Dante’s Inferno, Florence, the Medici, and so much more. The adventure began on January 15, 2013 utilizing NBC TV, Facebook and Twitter to uncover the title: INFERNO. Like all Brown’s novels this one will be action packed with a thin line separating fact from fiction.
This wiki is designed to fill in the blanks with a comprehensive guide to the pre-novel hype, the novel itself and its references along with connections to Dan Brown’s earlier novel. My students and I have already done similar work for Angels & Demons, The DaVinci Code and The Lost Symbol, and I published a work translated into numerous languages entitled 33 Keys to Unlocking The Lost Symbol.
Here it comes. Watch the video trailer.
On February 20 Doubleday provided a sneak peek of the dustcover for the U.S. edition.
On March 8, 2013 Facebook revealed the cover of Inferno for the version to be published in the United Kingdom, this time with no Dante.
But for now here is a taste of what is to come.
New York, NY (January 15, 2013) Dan Brown’s new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1, record-setting international blockbuster, The Lost Symbol, will be published in North America by Doubleday on May 14th. The new book features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. Set in the heart of Europe, Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces.In a twist befitting a new Dan Brown novel, the title of the book will be revealed later today via reader social media posts wed to an online digital mosaic*. Readers can view the mosaic at Dan Brown.com, on Dan Brown’s Facebook page, and on The Today Show website.Beginning at 7:15 AM EST, Doubleday, in partnership with NBC Universal’s Today Show, invites Dan Brown readers to post via Facebook or Tweet that they are helping to unveil the title of his latest book. After readers take a social action (For example, “I want to know the title of Dan Brown’s latest book! “New Dan Brown book coming, can’t wait!”), their profile image will instantly claim a tile in the mosaic, and it is through the aggregation of thousands of reader tiles that the title will be revealed. Readers will be able to find their profile images by zooming into the mosaic canvas.“Dan Brown’s enthusiasm for puzzles, codes and symbols is a passion shared by his readers,” says Suzanne Herz, Senior Vice President, Publishing for Doubleday. “Our aim is to harness that passion and use it as a catalyst to reveal the new title.”The audio version of the new book will be published in North America by Random House Audio. The novel will also be published in the U.K. on May 14th by Transworld Publishers, a division of The Random House Group, who has published all of Brown’s novels.